The Awesome Adventures of Captain Spirit Review

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Posted: 6 months ago.

Author: Andy Robertson.


The Awesome Adventures of Captain Spirit is an adventure game set between Life Is Strange and Life is Strange 2. You play Chris Eriksen, a young boy who creates the superhero alter ego Captain Spirit to deal with the loss of his mother.

The story takes place in Beaver Creek, Oregon, where Chris lives with his father, Charles, who is struggling with the death of Chris' mother. When playing in the costume of his alter ego hero we can customise his abilities to be better equipped for quests like treasure hunting and exploring. As we do this and decide how to talk to players in the game, we create a branching narrative with different outcomes.


Rating: PEGI 18+, ESRB MATURE 17+

Release Date: 26/06/2018

Platforms: PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

Genres: Adventure and Narrative.



Duration: This game will take between 1 and a half hours and 3 hours to complete.
Players: This is a single player game.


This game is free to play. Additional in-game purchases are offered for items that enhance the experience.

Although there are no in-game purchases for this game, it does offer the purchase of Life Is Strange 2 that follows on from this.

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This game is rated PEGI 18 for depictions of violence towards vulnerable human-like characters, and use of sexual expletives. This game contains depictions of violence towards vulnerable human-like characters. Throughout the game you see the father get drunk and become physically and verbally abusive towards his son. Most of the physical violence is implied, such as the bruises which are visible on Chris’ arm. However, there is a pertinent scene in which the father aggressively grabs hold of his son's arm and shoves him away while shouting abuse towards him. This game also contains the use of sexual expletives. The word “*!@?*” and its derivatives can be found throughout. This game also contains a section where the player has an option to steal and smoke one of Chris’ father's cigarettes.

This game offers players the opportunity to purchase in-game items in the form of an upsell link to purchase Life is Strange 2 which some parents or carers may want to be aware of. Parents, carers or other responsible adults should check to see what is being offered before making any purchase on behalf of a child. It should be noted that the game can still be played without the need to purchase such items.

This game has been rated ESRB MATURE 17+.


Accessibility for this game is as follows:
System Settings

Windows has extensive accessibility features. Some, like colour correction, work with games. Lots of accessibility software can be used with PC games, from voice recognition to input device emulators. PlayStation 4 has a range of accessibility settings. Some are system only, some work in games (invert colours and button mapping). Xbox One has a system features, the excellent co-pilot share controls mode and adaptive controller support for all games... read more about system accessibility settings.

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